Members of the public have tabled three awkward questions for the Vale of Glamorgan Council over its management of the Penarth Renewal Programme – the programme to renovate substandard housing in older parts of Penarth.
The full Vale of Glamorgan Council is due to meet tonight in Barry at 18:00 at which the questions are to be answered. In common with all Vale of Glamorgan Council meetings it is not being streamed live on the internet.
The first questions from Ms N Ross is directed at the ‘cabinet’ member for Housing, Building Maintenance and Community Safety Cllr Bronwen Brooks (Labour Court Ward Barry) . It reads as follows: –
“Can the Regeneration department inform me if Building Regulations were obtained
for any properties in the 438 properties included in the Penarth Renewal Programme?”
The second question raised – again from Ms Ross – is :-
“Can the Regeneration department inform me why the building regulations were not sought in respect of replacement roofs as regulations require in Phase 5B Penarth Renewal Scheme, further, can the Vale confirm that the other phases in the Penarth Renewal scheme do / do not have the correct regulations ? If only Phase 5B are missing, and therefore liable to prosecution, can the Vale state these properties were not dealt with to the building regulations issued at the time?”
A third question has been received from Mr. D. Jenkins is also directed at the cabinet member for housing and is about alleged “asbestos mishandling” on four separate occasions in the Penarth Renewal Phase 5B.
It reads: “Asbestos mishandling has been brought to the Vale’s attention on four separate occasions regarding Penarth Renewal Phase 5B. To date there are no records indicating these complaints have been recorded, can the Vale detail what the procedure should be for reporting asbestos and how the records should be kept?”